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That DC-10 again

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:08 pm
by great dane

Re: That DC-10 again

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:04 pm
by Bell 407
Oh my goodness me. You see the spotter zoom by then you see the silhouette of the DC-10 materialize. Awesome indeed.

PS, didn't know about the spotter plane at all. Do they follow his path electronically?

Re: That DC-10 again

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:45 am
by Propnut
A question to the jet jocks. At the lower speeds for the water drop, would the heat turbulence have a greater effect in the flight characteristics of the DC-10. In pictures I have seen there is usually a significant heat updraught. My question is based on the preceding Citation, and is that not used for identifying problem areas as being lighter would be affected more.

Re: That DC-10 again

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:44 pm
by Raffles
I have never done that sort of flying. We know that a IL 76 crashed a short while ago while firefighting. I guess the effects of the fire and heat present a grave danger to the aircraft.

Re: That DC-10 again

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:53 pm
by great dane
Bell 407 wrote:PS, didn't know about the spotter plane at all. Do they follow his path electronically?

No clue exactly what they do, but here from ‎Roger Syratt‎ on Facebook

Dynamic Aviation's Cessna 525 CitationJet N10R at Santa Maria Air Tanker Base, California, on 07-10-2014. It is one of two of the type contracted by the US Forest Service to act as lead planes for the new generation of jet air tankers.


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